Monday, December 31, 2012

Ringin' in the New Year

Wishing all my readers a wonderful new years eve. May the next year bring you much joy, love, and happiness. Be safe on the roads and have a great night. God Bless.
OPI DS Classic [beige holo] / China Glaze Ray-diant [multicolored fine and round glitter]
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Sneaking up to Christmas...

Christmas is nearing and decorating the tree is one of my favorite Christmas activities. This mani was inspired by all the silver glitter and decorations on the tree, and since it is Christmas, I thought it would be fitting to use holographic polishes for that extra sparkle. For my base color I used OPI DS Coronation, a sparkly holographic silver polish, which is opaque in 3 thin coats. Next I used Butter Trustafarian, a sparkly sage green polish. I painted it directly on the tips and used a sponge just lightly on the intersecting area because holographic polishes are so easy to blend.  For an added festive look, I stamped on a cute holiday image using BM plate 213. More festive looks to come!
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Anti-Bleak Sprung

The tree is decorated and cookies are baking...time to post up some fun festive Christmas nail designs. Today is a simple half moon manicure using some festive colors from OPI Mariah Carey collection. I used 2 coats of OPI Sprung, a foil-like copper red polish, as my base color. This color is really pretty and its definitely one I would pick up from this collection. I stuck paper hole reinforcers (similar) near my cuticles and pressed them down tightly. Next, I used OPI Anti-Bleak, a cream plum colored polish, and painted it over the top. I did this one finger at a time, removing the reinforcers immediately after painting. I finished off with a coat of Seche Vite. Hope you are all enjoying the holidays.

PS- Please excuse the tip wear for the swatch; I took it a couple days after.
Polishes were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own. 
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Liquid Sand : Stay the Night

As promised, here is the second OPI liquid sand color Stay the Night. It is a deep dark burgundy red polish which was opaque in 2 coats. As this is a darker color, it was harder to capture the grittiness of the sand effect. I prefer this color over the other, especially for this holiday season! 2 more colors from the Mariah Carey line to come, then it will be lots of fun holiday nail design ideas for you to try. I think this is the best season! What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

OPI Get Your Number : Liquid Sand

Today I have a gorgeous polish to show you from the upcoming Mariah Carey OPI collection. This features new texture polishes called liquid sand. The intention of these polishes are for your nails to feel and look like sand. These polishes are supposed to be opaque in 2 coats and worn with no top coat as it dries matte. The first one swatch of this type of polish is called Get Your Number, which is a pretty glittery blue with the liquid sand texture. I used 3 thin coats for this swatch and it is truly very cool. It looked a lot like a normal glitter polish when it first arrived, so I did not know what to expect. Fortunately, after letting it dry for a little bit, it became gritty and matte which I was very content with. I tried my best to capture the texture to the best of my ability, stay tuned for more colors!

Polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own. 
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Monday, December 3, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I am so very excited to start off the Christmas season! I just need to live through the end of this week and then I can bake, decorate, and shop to my heart's content. I did a simple red and white design to kick off December. I dotted white on with a dotting tool and lined the edges with gold using a striper brush. What are you MOST looking forward to in December?

PS – This is the time of year where I cut my nails down to nubbins for the sake of dodgeball finals. This is a perfect short nail design because it gives the illusion of longer length nails with the tips and half moon design
 Orly Ma Cherie / Sally Hansen White Out / China Glaze Champagne Bubbles / nail jewels 
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